Wednesday, January 1, 2020

2020

happy new year

Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu: Notes on an Unusual Cultural Conversation


Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu: Notes on an Unusual Cultural Conversation

Karnatic Meets Kattaikkuttu is an experimental production in which urban karnatic concert music and rural kattaikkuttu theatre artists collaborate on equal footing, ignoring the division of the Indian performing arts into “classical” and “folk.” Using music, language, and acting, the production addresses the blindness that prevents people, entrenched within their own cultural, social, and political ghettoes, from experiencing any art form with an open mind


Article in TDR published in September


Theatre in London in dec







December 2019

Saw two very different but wonderful productions in London
Whilst staying with my sister and family

Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Directed by Marianne Elliot and Miranda Cromwell



Starring Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits, Selma) makes his West End stage debut as Willy Loman, with Olivier Award-winning Sharon D. Clarke as Linda Loman.


Touching the Void adapted by David Greig
Directed by Tom Morris


Plus Christmas Tree in Trafalgar Square

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Everybody






"Everybody" by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

Everybody is summoned by God to make account of their life before passing into the unknown afterlife. Everybody solicits Friendship, Kinship, and Worldly Goods to accompany them, only to discover, "you can't take it with you." Jacobs-Jenkins' play, "a very meta and saucy adaptation" (Time Out NY) of a 15th century Morality Play and tells the same allegorical and thought provoking story only with humor, modern theatrics, and contemporary commentary on stage representation.

Directed by Kirk Jackson. 

Projections of text and animated globe, and skeletons on to back wall
Set designed by Seancolin Hankins

October 2019 Bennington College


Mixed Bag


Formula Grand Prix in Montreal June 2019



Yo Yo Ma plays Bach @ Tanglewood 11th Aug 2019







Ubu presented by Kneehigh Theatre at Carlyon Bay, Cornwall


Tigger with mud bath



NAB exhibition nY Oct 2019


High Line in October

Antigone dir. Satoshi Miyagi  Park armory , NYC



Why? by Peter Brook and Marie-Hélene Estienne  Polonsky Shakespeare Center, Brooklyn, NY
Oct 2019


Sarah Sze at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery










Saturday, May 4, 2019

The Place we Built

























by Sarah Gancher

directed by Jean Randich.

In a deserted neighborhood in post-communist Budapest, young bohemians squat in an abandoned building and build a bar. Reclaiming the Jewish identity their parents’ generation abandoned after the Holocaust, they create a vibrant new subculture that combines big ideas and intense debates with wild parties. Friendships form and fray, couples recombine, people change, the neighborhood is transformed. But when authoritarianism and anti-Semitism make a surprise comeback in the country at large, will the place they built survive? A tale of friendship, idealism, and coming of age, set against the backdrop of Hungary’s current terrifying slide into dictatorship—and the global rise of right-wing populism.
Music arrangement and direction: Bruce Williamson
Designs by: 
Sue Rees (set and projections)
Olivera Gajic (costumes)
Evan Grey Caldwell (lights)
Miran Kapor (sound)
Timothy Atkinson, Larry Dembski, and Keely Durkin (puppets)

Dramaturgy by:
Rob Ascher and Soumya Rachel Shailendra
Assistant directed by:
Inas Gacanin
Stage Managed by:
Florence Gill

Live video, wireless feeds, recorded imagery, tables, chairs, bar, painted wall, graffiti, staircase, puppet booth, hanging window frames, hanging books, wooden spoons, Winnie and Tigger ( my dogs), immersive environment

May 2019
Bennington College